Return of all Offences committed in the above County committed since Summer Assizes 1870
Assizes = One of the periodic court sessions held for the trial of civil or criminal cases.
Source: FHL#1279285

Offense Name of injured Date of Offence Place where Commited Names of Suspects Results
Homicide (shot dead) Francis DOWLING 25 Nov 1870 Ballinagore William & Jos. MALOWNEY Having succeeded William MALOWNEY in the situation of steward to Mr. PERRY. Discharged;want of sufficient evidence
Homicide (shot dead) Thomas WATERS 20 Dec 1870 Robinstown Levinge James MELIA, Patrick MURRAY, & Bernard CREEVY Motive; to prevent proof of service of an ejectment notice on a notorious Ribbonman. The accused were discharged for want of evidence to put them on trial
Firing at the Person Constable John WALSH 24 Nov 1870 Jernacrieve James DALY This was one of the armed party; after committing two outrages, met by police. For trial at this assizes
Firing at the Person Constable C. SUPPLE 16 Jan 1871 Raharney Laurence BRAY Motive;activity and zeal in his duty. For trial at this assizes
Firing at the Person James BLAGRIFF 23 Jan 1871 Lisdoohan Robert BLACK, jun. For not giving up a farm of land, and having served an ejectment process. For trial at this assizes
Firing at the Person John JOHNSTON 5 Sept 1870 Killagh John MULLIGAN Motive; for strictness, as steward, with workmen. Discharged;want of evidence
Infanticide and Concealing Birth An Infant Child 12 Feb 1871 Ballymore none Motive; to conceal the birth
Infanticide and Concealing Birth Male Infant 17 Feb 1871 Athlone T. none Verdict; exposure to cold caused death
Serious Assault Patrick KEOGH, Gwen McMANUS 21 Aug 1870 Finea Village John RODGER Motive; jealousy about a young woman. Acquitted at quarter sessions
Serious Assault Pat. GALLIGAN 12 Oct 1870 Hamondstown Michael GILLICK, James GAFFNEY For trial at this assizes, second discharged;not identified
Serious Assault James MURTAGH 18 Sept 1870 Bleauphuttogue none Motive; to deter him bringing his second wife into the house he got by his first wife; supposed to be family-affair
Ditto Michael KELLY 4 Nov 1870 Rathgartet Thomas & Christopher DOYLE T. Doyle tried at petty sessions, C. Doyle discharged by magistrates
Serious Assault, Stabbing James BRIEN 3 Oct 1870 Moate. T. Patrick DONNEGAN For trial at this assizes
Serious Assault John HOLLELY 21 Nov 1870 Rathduff none Intimidation; to prevent him employing Dublin men to cut timber
Arson and Incendiary Fire Pat MALADY 20 July 1870 Correally none Refused to join "Martinites" at election
Stacj of Oats Burned William GAYNOR 3 Dec 1870 Bunahinly none No motive has been assigned, save that he is a pensioner
Arson and Incendiary Fire William REDDY 2 Jan 1871 Castlelost none No Motive; compensation sought, but it appears Reddy took land previous
Herds House Burned John QUITE 22 Nov 1870 Newtown John MAHON Motive; having discharged his herd. Mahon was discharged; want of evidence
Burglary & Robbery Patrick ALLEN 28 Oct 1870 Shinglass none Motive; robbery, son-in-law suspected
Burglary & Robbery Rev. J. RINGWOOD 2 Feb 1871 M. Farnham John SULLIVAN For trial at this assizes
Highway and other Robberies John FEGAN 26 Nov 1870 Faughalstown Catherine EMMETT Case for trial at this assizes
Highway and other Robberies John ROBINSON 25 Jan 1871 Ballinaloe John BROWNE Case for trial at this assizes
Robbery of a watch Thomas WILLIAMS 15 July 1870 Athlone, T. Michael DAVIS Acquitted at quarter sessions
Cattle and Sheep Stealing Edward LEE 24 Oct 1870 Cornaher none Every exertion made without effect
Cattle and Sheep Stealing Christopher BRACKEN 28 Oct 1870 Frevenagh Michael HORAN Convicted at quarter sessions, and sentenced to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour
Killing four Sheep James REILLY 8 Aug 1870 Empor none No Motive assigned; but this man received a threatening letter in March 1870 about land
Killing one Sheep Dominick NUGENT 13 Aug 1870 Russagh none Having prevented a man from crossing his field some short time ago
Killing one Sheep Edward LUBY 9 Dec 1870 Muckenagh none Doubtful case; compensation sought
Cow poisoned John JOHNSTON 25 Jan 1871 Clonbonny none No motive assigned in this case
Heifer Stabbed Thomas LEDWITH 23 Oct 1870 Correagh none Revenge for having prosecuted parties (Ribbonmen) for assaulting his son
Demand or Robbery of Arms Michael CLINTON 30 Jan 1871 Shrubbywood none An armed party (Ribbonmen) they found and carried off one double gun
Demand or Robbery of Arms L.W. MONAGHAN 4 Sept 1870 Coxtown none Party of five men armed with revolvers; they found and carried off a double gun
Demand or Robbery of Arms Patrick KELLY 10 Nov 1870 Curramore none Two men, one of them armed, demanded and carried off one single gun (Ribbonmen)
Appearing Armed Patrick PHILLIPS 31 July 1870 Mitchellstown none Intimidation (three men, two of them aremed) to deter him to leave his situation
Appearing Armed William FARRELL 27 Nov 1870 Clonbore Laurence BRAY To deter him to give up some land; four men, armed, put him on his knees
Appearing Armed Thomas CONNALLY 23 Aug 1870 Williamstown John MULLIGAN Intimidation; by two armed, who fired shots, to deter him to leave his work
Appearing Armed Laurence KEEFE 23 Oct 1870 Crawnonstown none Two men armed, fired two shots to deter him to give an abatement of rent
Appearing Armed Andrew MAGRATH 14 Aug 1870 Taghmon none Intimidation; to force him to leave the situation of herd, which was sought for by the son of the former herd that died
Appearing Armed Patt. GAFFNEY 17 Jan 1871 Newtown none To force a herdsman to leave his place, from which a former herd had been dismissed. Prior to this outrage, herd's house was burned, 22 November 1870
Threatening Letters Thomas CORMICK 12 July 1870 Caskeran none Agrarian; family dispute about land.
Threatening Letters Thomas MURTAGH 7 July 1870 Tobercormick none To deter putting out a herd
Threatening Letters Rev J.B. GRANT 2 Aug 1870 Killahugh none To deter from keeping Protestant servants
Threatening Letters J.H. KELLY, J.P. 13 Jan 1871 Lunestown none Intimidation as to getting a farm
Threatening Letters James SMYTH 8 Nov 1870 Clonegoragh none Having served notice to quit on a cotter
Threatening Letters Michael MANGAN 13 Feb 1871 Archerstown none To deter from taking situation of herd
Threatening Letters J.F. BRISCOE 5 Nov 1870 Grangemore Peter LEECH To deter to give LEECH employment; discharged; want of evidence
Threatening Letters William M'LEAN 14 July 1870 Lissywallen none Having discharged a servant
Threatening Letters James BLAGRIFF 1 Feb 1871 Lisdochan none To deter from Prosecuting at assizes a person who fired at him
Threatening Letters Patrck BAKER 16 July 1870 Cloneyhague none To deter from working for M. BRENNAN
Threatening Letters Richard COFFEY 28 July 1870 Newcastle none For having discharged a steward
Threatening Letters William BANNON 1 Sept 1870 Cuminstown none For replacing a dismissed herd
Threatening Letters Peter RYAN 17 Oct 1870 Cloonagh none Agrarian outrage; no results
Threatening Letters Michael LOORAM 26 Nov 1870 Cuminstown none To deter to give up seven acres of land purchased so far back as 28 years ago
Threatening Letters James CORCORAN 1 Dec 1870 Kilbrennan none Agrarian; no results
Threatening Letters John GEOGHEGHAN 4 Dec 1870 Cuminstown none Agrarian; no results
Threatening Letters Michael LOORAM 7 Dec 1870 Cuminstown none Agrarian; no results
Threatening Letters Messrs. H. & M. PERRY 17 Dec 1870 Knockycosker none Steward and clerk discharged; no results; to prevent the employment of any other but the man dismissed
Threatening Letters Thomas OAKES 17 Dec 1870 Tyrrellspass none For acting as steward, &c., to Messrs. PERRY in place of the man dismissed
Threatening Letters Samuel H. SOMERS 23 Dec 1870 Tyrrellspass none Agrarian; no results
Threatening Letters William KELLY 6 Jan 1871 Cloneyhague none Agrarian; no results
Threatening Letters James RYAN 7 Jan 1871 Ballykilroe none To deter him to give up herding
Threatening Letters Mary RYLAND 11 Jan 1871 Torque none Agrarian; no results
Threatening Letters James DALY 12 Jan 1871 Cornaher none Agrarian; no results
Threatening Letters Thomas BRACKEN 18 Jan 1871 Ballinaderry none Agrarian; no results
Threatening Letters Samuel SOMERS 20 Jan 1871 Tyrrellspass none Agrarian; no results
Threatening Letters John GEOGHEGAN 4 Feb 1871 Cuminstown none Agrarian; no results
Threatening Letters Nicholas LOORAM 4 Feb 1871 Cuminstown none Agrarian; no results
Threatening Letters George BELTON 4 Feb 1871 Cloohagh none Agrarian; no results
Threatening Letters Michael LOORAM 4 Feb 1871 Cuminstown none Agrarian; no results
Threatening Letters James DALY 11 Feb 1871 Cornaher none Agrarian; no results
Threatening Letters Thomas PLUNKETT 11 Nov 1870 Bishopstown Michael CORMICK Agrarian; for trial these assizes
Threatening Letters Thomas GLAVEY 30 Nov 1870 Tullaghaushaulin none To deter from becoming a herd
Threatening Letters Simon BOLAND 7 Dec 1870 Moate, T. none BOLAND himself strongly suspected
Threatening Letters James & Mary FAY 12 Jan, 10 Feb 1871 Bishopstown Michael CORMICK Agrarian; for trial these assizes
Threatening Letters William MOLLOY, Inspector of Schools 12 Oct 1870 Mullingar, T. Michael CORMICK Having caused dismissal of school teachers
Threatening Letters John NUGENT 17 Nov 1870 Newdown Michael CORMICK No motive can be assigned
Intimidation by Threats Michael GORMAN 4 Feb 1871 Knockmant Michael CORMICK To deter to give up 12 acres of land
Intimidation by Threats Thomas KELLY 20 Aug 1870 Cloneyhague Thomas HUGHES & P. BURTON To deter to leave his employment
Intimidation by Threats John BAILEY 27 Aug 1870 Ballykilroy none Discharged for want of evidence
Intimidation by Threats Thomas HACKETT 24 Nov 1870 Rabeenmore David M'KEON Agrarian; no results
Intimidation by Threats Jolm CARROLL 24 Nov 1870 Rabeenmore Christy MOONEY & Thomas COSTELLO Agrarian; not identified, but M'KEON and MOONEY got three months imprisonment under sect. 23 Parliamentary Peace Preservation Act
Intimidation by Threats Stephen CONNOR 14 Sept 1870 Shinglass James HANLON Agrarian; for trial at assizes
Intimidation by Threats Celia CONNOR 14 Sept, 28 Oct 1870 Shinglass  James KENNY & Michael MULLIGAN Agrarian; for trial these assizes
Intimidation by Threats John CASEY 7 Dec 1870 Clonecullen none To deter from purchasing straw from a man selling it contrary to his son's wishes
Intimidation by Threats Patrick DALY 20 Feb 1871 Clare none Agrarian; to deter him to give up 59 acres of land in possession for the last 20 years. The offender was armed with a revolver, fired a shot into the hedge, then left
House Attack Patrick COFFEY,Edward MAXWELL,Michael LYNCH,John RYAN,& Andrew O'CONNOR 11 Dec 1870 Sheefin none Intimidation to deter and force a miller of kilnman to leave his employment in Mr. COFFEY's mill; for trial at these assizes
Firing into Dwellings James FRAYNE 9 Dec 1870 Rockfield none For taking possession of a small cabin, formerly held by an old woman, who gave it up of her own free will.
Firing into Dwellings John ROSEMAN 2 Jan 1871 Tonagh none 1st, Having discharged two workmen; second, Having refused to go to bail for rent; third, That his wife's friedns got it done, as he threatened to cut her off to 30 # in will;this man is of intemperate habits
Injury to Property Thomas QUINN, J.P. 15 Nov 1870 Kilbeggan none The coping of a boundary wall maliciously thrown down; 1# compensation granted at special sessions; no motive assigned
Firing at a person John FOX 27 Feb 1870 Ballymacmorris William HUGHES & Francis GROGAN Discharged, not being identified. For having joined in taking a farm
Firing at a person Alice McELROY 2 Mar 1870 Rahanie Daniel REAVY & John GARLAND Discharged, not being identified. No motive can be assigned
Firing at a person Rev. James CROFTON, clerk 22 Mar 1870 Clonfad Thomas COLEMAN & James WALSH Discharged for want of evidence. For having noticed tenants to raise rent
Firing at a person E.F. HICKSON, S.I. 9 May 1870 Gilliardstown Patrick FINNEGAN Discharged, want of sufficient evidence. Motive; for efficient discharge of duty as a constabulary officer.
Setting Fire to Fox Cover Sir Percy NUGENT 4 April 1870 Tober, Mount Farnham none No motive can be assigned
Arson and Incendiary Fire Stephen WOODS 6 Mar 1870 Culvin none For having paid his rent
Arson and Incendiary Fire Patrick MULLINS 28 April 1870 Clondalevor none For having discharged a caretaker
Arson and Incendiary Fire Mary KILDUFF 30 April 1870 Stonehall none No motive can be assigned
Maliciously Burning Fox Cover Westmeath Hunt Club 22 April 1870 Laugh Park none No motive can be assigned
Arson and Incendiary Fire Margaret PALMER 10 June 1870 Kilbeggan Town none No motive can be assigned
Robbery from Dwelling William Thomas DILLON 21 June 1870 Togerstown none Servant maid and sweetheart suspected
Sheep Stealing Peter BRINE 16 Mar 1870 Clonikilvant Thomas BAKER Acquitted at Quarter sessions
Sheep Stealing Bernard CASEY 4 June 1870 Killeenahinch none No Motive assigned for this
Intimidation by a Man Armed Peter M'NAMARA 27 Mar 1870 Ballygarvey none To deter from paying rent
Threatening Letter Patrick BYRNES 16 Mar 1870 Parcelstown none For interfering about farm of land
Threatening Letter E. GOODALL 8 April 1870 Redmonstown none To deter to discharge a servant
Threatening Letter George MURRAY 19 April 1870 Rathmore none To deter from dispossessing a man
Threatening Letter James REILLY 5 May 1870 Empor none To deter from intefering about land
Threatening Letter Thomas PARKER 19 May 1870 Rathowen none To deter from taking a garden
Threatening Letter C. STANLEY 7 Mar 1870 Coole none Agrarian
Threatening Letter The PUBLIC 20 Mar 1870 Finned none Agrarian
Threatening Letter Alexander WALKER 3 April 1870 Togher none Agrarian
Threatening Letter Mat. SHERIDAN 24 April 1870 Coole none Agrarian
Threatening Letter James SMITH 28 April 1870 Clongeragh none Agrarian
Threatening Letter Henry WALKER 28 May 1870 Corracreeragh Patrick GIBNEY Arising out of a family dispute
Threatening Letter Henry WALKER 17 June 1870 Corracreeragh Patrick GIBNEY Arising out of a family dispute
Intimidation by Armed Party Edward HOPE 24 April 1870 Clondeelever none Agrarian; to deter to give up land
Intimidation by Armed Party Christopher COLGAN & Owen CLEARY 6 Mar 1870 Clonlost & Balrath none Agrarian
Intimidation Michael SIMONS, Michael CREGAN, & John VAUGHAN 16 Mar 1870 Lisclouger none To deter from working, unless at increased rate of wages
Intimidation by Armed Party C. CUNNINGHAM 25 Mar 1870 Riverdale James & Patrick CLANCY & Francis BURKE Discharged, not being identified
Threatening Letters Andrew DUNNE, Mattheew GAFFNEY 31 Mar 1870 Hyde Park none To deter to give up grazing land, which was refused to be let to others
Intimidation, Firing a Shot Thomas NEILL 2 Mar 1870 Killioure none  - nothing in column -
Intimidation by Armed Party Thomas PARKER 6 Mar 1870 Rath none Agrarian; to deter to give up land
Threatening Letter Daniel BRIAN 7 Mar 1870 Bunnashinly Several (8) persons To deter, for having taken land
Threatening Letter William M'LEON 12 Mar 1870 Lissywoolen Pat. WALSH & M. FALLON To deter him to discharge a servant
Threatening Letter Joseph MOLLOY 24 May 1870 Clonfel none To deter him to take a heifer off grass on Cloneyhaigue Farm
Intimidation To Farmers, 3 14 Mar 1870 Kilcurnreragh none To prevent payment of rent
Intimidation Public generally 17 Mar 1870 Ballybuckoge none To prevent payment of rent
Intimidation John DORAN 20 Mar 1870 Callierstown John MARTIN & Pat. HORAN Motive, to deprive him of a farm in possession for last 30 years
Intimidation John MARTIN 23 April 1870 Cartron none To prevent payment of rent
Threatening Letter Edward CALO 13 Mar 1870 Callierstown none For taking proceeding to recover money
Threatening Letter Robert SEAL & Rev. Thomas WATSON 18 June 1870 Ballymore & Mulloughcloe none As executors to a will having pressed tenants to pay rent
Threatening Language Laurence CONASEL 18 April 1870 Killogeneghan none Dispute about a house, &c.
Threatening Letter John BRYAN, Samuel MOORE 3 Mar 1870 Rochfort none No motive can be assigned
Threatening Letter John WICKHAM 3 Mar 1870 Mulligar, T. none To deter him, being a strange tailor
Threatening Letter John EGAN 7 May 1870 Mulligar, T. none To deter to give up grassland
Threatening Letter Thomas MURTAGH 29 May 1870 Mulligar, T. none For having given evidence at petty sessions against a man for waylay and assault
Threatening Letter Mrs. J.C. LYONS 1 June 1870 Ladistown none To deter to discharge maid servant, arising out of squabble amongst servants
House Attack Patrick CREIGHTON 27 Mar 1870 Williamstown none  - nothing in column -
Plucking Sheep Michael FLANAGAN 29 Mar 1870 Hightown none No motive except robbery
Firing into Dwelling William M'LEAN 8 Mar 1870 Lysaywoollen none To deter to discharge a servant
Firing into Dwelling John KERIGAN 16 April 1870 Parcelstown John CONNELLY Motive, dispute about land. Discharged for want of evidence


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